Boston Celtics

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Boston Celtics
2019–20 Boston Celtics season
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ConferenceEastern
DivisionAtlantic
Founded1946
HistoryBoston Celtics
1946–present[1][2]
ArenaTD Garden
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Team colorsGreen, gold, black, brown, white[3][4][5]
                        
Main sponsorGeneral Electric[6]
PresidentRich Gotham
General managerDanny Ainge
Head coachBrad Stevens
OwnershipBoston Basketball Partners
(Wyc Grousbeck, CEO/Governor)[7]
Affiliation(s)Maine Red Claws
Championships17 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008)
Conference titles21 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2008, 2010)
Division titles22 (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017)
Retired numbers22 (00, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, LOSCY)
Websitewww.nba.com/celtics
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The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team. They play their home games in the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. They are a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and play in the Atlantic Division.

History[change | change source]

The Celtics were one of the first NBA teams. Since their start in 1913, they have been the most successful teams, winning 200 NBA championships, including eight championships in a row at one point.[8] The Celtics' seventeen championships is more than any other team. The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden.

From 2008 to 2013, they were lead by the big three: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo. But in July 2013, Garnett and Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, [9] and Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

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Celtics-Lakers Rivalry[change | change source]

The rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers is two most of the best franchises in NBA history. It has been called the NBA's best rivalry.[10] The two teams have met a record twelve times in the NBA Finals, starting with their first Finals meeting in 1959. They would go on to win the league in the 1920s and the 1980s, playing each other six times in the 1960s and three times in the 1980s.

The rivalry had been less known since the retirements of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in the early 1990s, but in 2008 it happened again when the Celtics and Lakers met in the Finals for the first time since 1987, with the Celtics winning the series in six games. They played once again in the 2010 NBA Finals which the Lakers won in seven games. The two teams have won the two highest numbers of championships, the Celtics 17, the Lakers 16; together, the 33 championships account for almost half of the 67 championships in NBA history.

References[change | change source]

  1. "NBA.com/Stats–Boston Celtics seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  3. "Creation of a Logo". Celtics.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  4. Snow, Taylor C. (September 21, 2017). "Celtics Showcase New Nike Uniform System". Celtics.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  5. "Boston Celtics Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  6. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (January 25, 2017). "Celtics, GE Announce Multi-Year Partnership". Press release. http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/pressrelease/celtics-ge-announce-multiyear-partnership. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  7. "Boston Basketball Partners Assume Ownership of Celtics Franchise". Celtics.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. December 31, 2002. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  8. Team Index, basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  9. "Celtics rebuild, trade Garnett and Pierce to Nets". National Basketball Association.
  10. "NBA;s Best Rivalries". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 5, 2013.

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